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Third positive WNV mosquito sample found in Flower Mound

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Graphic: Denton County Health Department
Graphic: Denton County Health Department

Another mosquito sample in Flower Mound has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This sample, collected in the 6200 block of Madeline Lane, is the third positive mosquito test confirmed in the town this year. The town will be doing a controlled spray this coming Tuesday through Thursday night, July 28-30, in a one-half square mile radius around the area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The insecticide used in spraying is applied at ultra-low levels, breaks down quickly, and does not leave a toxic residue.

Residents in the affected neighborhoods will be notified by the community notification call system and signs placed at major intersections within the spraying area. Residents are advised to minimize exposure when possible.

The following precautionary steps are also advisable:

  • Stay indoors during spraying events if possible
  • If outside or in a vehicle during this time, be alert for the spraying truck and maintain a safe distance
  • If the spray should contact skin or eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse eyes with water or saline solution
  • Close windows
  • Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before eating

There are no special precautions or waiting period recommendations for swimming pools regarding ground spraying. Town staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment. For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972.874.6340.

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